Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 firmware update

September 10th, 2009 | Tags:

Yesterday Apple hosted it’s regular “Media Event” and launched a new Nano, iTunes 9 and version 3.1 of the iPhone/Touch firmware.

New features include:

  • Genius Recommendations for Apps
  • Genius Mixes
  • Download Ringtones Wirelessly
  • Organize Apps in iTunes
  • Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos
  • iTunes U content organization
  • Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
  • Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
  • Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
  • Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
  • Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
  • Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
  • Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
  • Paste phone numbers into the keypad
  • Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
  • Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
  • Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly

Personally I hope this improves battery life as since the v3 release I have noticed a drastic decrease in talk/standby time. To update, “Gentlemen start your iTunes” (after you are forced to upgrade to v9 -probably)